August 3, 2012

There’s no place like home

Filed under: Fishing, General — tattiehouse @ 13:45

Three sleeps until we make our way back home to Wales for a week and a half break, hurrah! We’re off to my big sister’s wedding on Saturday 11th and I’ll get to spend lots of time with my family especially my little neices who I miss enormously so I really can’t wait. We’re wrapping things up in the Tattie House again, with the insulation now complete and the house tidied there will be plenty of space to store the next delivery of materials which will be with us on our return from Wales. We’ll then be on to the final stint for this year, and after that will be packing the project up for the winter and migrating back down South. I can’t believe how incredibly fast it’s gone so far, before we know it will be Christmas…

Anyway, back to the now!! The Isle of Rum is very busy preparing for Midgefest tomorrow, so lets hope lots of people come and ‘join the buzz.’ There have been a few croft applicants about the place recently, meeting the community and getting a feel for the place in general. It’s very exciting to think that there could soon be more new people joining and adding to the community.

We’ve been keeping a keen eye on the very entertaining Olympics goings on and doing a fair bit of fishing in our free time. Ian’s been busy checking and re-baiting the creels as regularly as the weather allows, resulting in several hauls of very tasty brown crab and eventually a lobster of good enough size to keep and eat, yum yum yum! We ate it with fresh as possible mackerel and salad – absolutely delicious. (Ian has a photo on his phone, so will get him to add it later). The tides are great at the moment so we’ve got a wild Friday night catching mackerel at the pier lined up.

Since I have no new photos right now I’ll pop a couple of random ones on.

Me looking unimpressed…

Ian having a power nap…

And finally so that there can be no confusion, Tattie House marked out…the Byre and mechanics work shop (behind) are to the left and our neighbours at Rock Cottage are to the right. You can just see the chimney for Lea Cottage between the Byre and Tattie House.


1 Comment »

  1. Hi Ian

    Couldn’t resist letting you know you have a namesake in Western Australia. My email is ianbolas@gmail.com. I don’t think there can be too many of us in the world.

    Best wishes

    Comment by Ian Bolas — August 14, 2012 @ 09:05

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